How to Remove Someone From a Group Chat on Instagram?

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How to Remove Someone From a Group Chat on Instagram?

Did you want to remove someone from a group chat, but you didn’t know how?

Instagram often hides some of its features behind menus and settings.

Many users complain about these things, but Instagram hasn’t done anything to fix it.

Keep reading if you want to know how to remove someone from a group chat on Instagram.

How to Remove Someone From a Group Chat on Instagram?

To remove someone from a group chat on Instagram, you need to tap on the airplane icon on your feed.  It’s the icon in the top-right corner. Then, open the group chat that you manage. Once you open the group chat, look at the top of the chat. You’ll see the name of the group there.

Follow the steps below to remove someone from an Instagram group chat:

  1. Tap on the airplane icon
  2. Select the group chat
  3. Tap on the group’s name
  4. Tap on the three-dot icon next to the member’s name
  5. Select “Remove user”

This guide will teach you how to do that!

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How Can You Remove Someone from a Group Chat on Instagram?

To remove someone from a group chat on Instagram, you need to tap on the airplane icon on your feed. 

It’s the icon in the top-right corner. Then, open the group chat that you manage.

Once you open the group chat, look at the top of the chat. You’ll see the name of the group there.

Tap on it to go to the group details.

Then, find the members’ list in the settings. Tap on the three-dot icon next to the member you want to remove and select “Remove from Group.”

Follow the steps below to do it:

  • Tap on the airplane icon
Tap on the airplane icon
Tap on the airplane icon

When you first open Instagram, you’ll land on your feed. This is where you’ll see all your friends’ posts and stories.

To go to your chats, look in the top-right corner of your Feed.

You’ll see a paper airplane icon there. That’s the icon for Messages on Instagram.

Tap on it to open your chats. This is where you’ll find all your chats and group chats.

You can open all your recent chats and even your group chats.

  • Select the group chat
Select the group chat
Select the group chat

After you tap on the paper airplane icon, you’ll be taken to the “Chats” section.

This is where you’ll find all the chats with all the people you talk to on Instagram.

Among these chats is the group chat you need.

Please find it and tap on it. This will open the group chat. Proceed to the next step to see how you can remove a member from the group chat.

It’s quite easy!

  • Tap on the group’s name
Tap on the group’s name
Tap on the group’s name

When you open the group chat, look at the top of the screen.

Next to the “Back” icon and the “Phone” icon, you’ll see the name of the group chat.

It’d contain the members’ names if you didn’t give it a name.

Tap on it to open the group settings. That’s where you can find a list of all the group members.

That’s also where you can remove members from the group.

  • Tap on the three-dot icon next to the member’s name
Tap on the three-dot icon next to the member’s name
Tap on the three-dot icon next to the member’s name

Once you get to the group’s details, you’ll see several options.

You can customize the group settings from here if you’re the group admin.

You can mute messages, mentions, and call notifications and make it so that new members need to be approved before joining.

Moreover, you can remove any member from the group. You’re the group admin, so you can do whatever you want to.

Under the “Members” menu, you’ll find a list of all the group members.

Find the one you want to kick and tap on the three-dot icon next to their name.

This will open a new menu with several options.

  • Select “Remove user”
Select “Remove user”
Select “Remove user”

In the new menu, you’ll see several options, including “Remove user,” “Make admin,” “Restrict,” “Block,” or “Report.”

You can remove, restrict, block, or report the other user as an admin.

Alternatively, you can make them an admin of the group if you want to leave it.

In this case, tap on “Remove user” to permanently remove them from the group.

Remember that Instagram won’t ask you to confirm your action. It’ll remove the user from the group directly.

You can’t remove other members from the group if you’re a simple member.

You can ask an admin to remove them or the group owner to make you an admin.

How Do You Make a Group on Instagram?

If you don’t know how to make a group on Instagram, you need to follow some of the steps in this guide.

First off, tap on the paper airplane icon on your Feed. It’s in the top-right corner of the screen.

Then, tap on the “Message” icon in the top-right corner.

Tap on "Message"
Tap on “Message”

In the “Chats” menu, you’ll have the option of chatting with anyone in your Instagram follower list.

However, you can’t make a group yet. To do that, you need to go to the “New message” page.

To do this, tap on the message icon in the top-right corner of the “Chats” page.

Once you do that, a new page will open. Here, you can select multiple people to create a group chat.

Chats
Chats

Instagram will give you a “suggested” list of friends you usually chat with.

Next to their names, you’ll see a circle. Tap on the circle to check it.

This means you’ve selected that person to be a part of your group chat.

Select multiple people; their names will appear at the top, under the “To” headline.

This means you’ll be creating a group with those people.

If you can’t find your friends in the “suggested” list, you can use the search bar to find your friends on Instagram.

Friends
Friends

Once you find them, do the same thing and check their names.

This will add them to the list of people in the group chat once you create it.

After you select all your friends, you need to tap on “Chat” in the top-right corner.

This will create the chat automatically. Every person will receive a notification about being invited into the group.

They can either accept or reject the invitation.

Conclusion

If you’re a group owner and you want to maintain the members active and engaged, you may have to remove some of them.

Inactive members do nothing either way, so removing them is better.

If you want to remove someone from the group, find the group in the “Chats” window.

Then, tap on the group’s name at the top of the screen. This will take you to the group settings.

There, you’ll find a list of all the group members. Find the one you want to remove, tap on the three-dot icon next to their name, and select “Remove user.”

It’s as simple as that!

FAQ

Do other group members receive a notification when you leave the group?

No, they don’t.

Instagram doesn’t notify the group chat when members leave.

Only when someone joins the chat will Instagram send a notification.

Even if you’re an admin of the group chat, you won’t be notified if someone leaves the chat.

However, a notification will appear on the group if you remove someone from the group chat.

Everyone will know that you removed someone from the group chat.

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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